Here's the blurb from the publisher on this one. It's pretty good, so it's
probably written by my buddy Dennis Pernu at Voyageur, who is also the
friggin' smart, metal-proud and with-it editor and designer of these metal
books over there. Seriously, I don't even see layouts of these before they
come out and they are always amazing. Anyway, yeah, couldn't have said it
better. If you have my Rush book, you know what you are in for.
Actually one cool bonus: this book makes use of all sorts of previously unseen
interview footage from my talks with the Metallica boys over the years. Love
those guys. As you'll read, their metal upbringing was so much like mine (and
Slagel's and Nalbandian's and that whole group of guys... Monte Conner),
except of course, they went away and MADE the new, cutting-edge metal the rest
of us only formulated in our brains.
A synopsis of the 192 page hardcover reads as follows:
Formed in Los Angeles in 1981, Metallica has become the single bestselling
heavy metal act in music history, with more than 100 million album sales to
its credit. Now based in the San Francisco Bay Area, the band remains hugely
popular worldwide: in 2009, Metallica’s 1991 self-titled LP became the
bestselling album of the SoundScan era.
In this book, the first complete illustrated treatment of the band, acclaimed
heavy metal journalist Martin Popoff leads a roster of respected heavy metal
writers to take on Metallica’s entire history, analyzing each of the group’s
ten studio albums (including 2011’s LuLu collaboration with Lou Reed) and
providing a complete discography. More than 300 images complement extensive
band stories: their formative years spent woodshedding in the clubs of Los
Angeles, tragedies like the death of founding bassist Cliff Burton, the
triumphs of multiple platinum recordings, personnel changes like the
departures of Dave Mustaine and Jason Newsted, and tours covering the world
over. Live-performance and candid off-stage photographs are accompanied by a
stunning selection of memorabilia, including gig posters, concert tees,
picture sleeves, backstage passes, buttons, ticket stubs, and more.
By following the same critically acclaimed, high-quality format as voyageur
press’ previous books on Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Queen, Iron Maiden, Popoff's
own Rush title and others, Metallica: The Complete Illustrated History is the
authoritative tribute to one of history’s most successful and admired heavy
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